Dingoes: Snowmen were built and capture the flag was played! The group absolutely crushed it hiking week this week as well. Members of the group honored two Dingoes with the Letting Go and Hewing Stone tokens as two first campers joined main camp as spirits were high after the transition of a group merge. One of the Staff in the Dingoes received a trail name and students spent hours mastering the art of busting/fire making. In addition to the various therapeutic assignments and processing groups, the Dingoes practiced the skill of mindfulness through creation through the use of their hands. The students made many items, some of which were beautiful pouches known as Poss Bags.
Gnowees: The Gnowees had one of the most fun weeks yet! We spent time playing in the snow, building snow people as teamwork initiatives, perfecting our snowball skills, and overall, enjoying the snowy weather. The desert is so peaceful and beautiful during this season. The students have also been working hard on their busting sets and skills. It is very exciting to watch them each get coals and showing initiative by requesting to work on busting. Students spent a lot of time delving into personal issues of communication, respect of parents, and any other area that arose. The week provided us with a great amount of time and energy to dedicate to each student and their individual needs. Group culture is flowing really well and the students are taking great pride in their growing skill sets!
Brumbies: The Brumbies were re-born this week as two groups of boys came together to form a new, stronger team of wild horses (brumbies). We welcomed two new students into our community, both of whom made it out of first camp by the end of the week! Due to the group change and new students we only hiked once this week, however, we went on a day hike to explore the top of a ridge, across from our camp, and found a grove of willow trees where we harvested wood to make dream catchers and other creations. Two Brumbies earned tokens (Giver and Brightness) and one Brumbie earned their trail name (Stoic Moonshadow).
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